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Anthropology of Disability: Problems and Goals

[Antropologiia invalidnosti: problemy i zadachi]

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7868/S0869541518010013

Type of publication: Editorial Introduction

Submitted: 21.03.2017

Accepted: 21.11.2017

About author(s)

Elena E. Nosenko-Stein | http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9952-8582 | nosenko1@gmail.com | Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (12 Rozhdestvenka St., Moscow, 107031, Russia)


disability, impairments, disability studies, disabled people, anthropology of disability


The article introduces the special theme of the journal’s issue on “Disability in the Russian Culture”. The guest editor, E. Nosenko-Stein, briefly outlines the main terms and approaches employed in disability studies, including those used in ethnic studies, and stresses the necessity of promoting research on disability within the framework of ethnology and social/cultural anthropology. The special section of the issue presents contributions by E. Nosenko-Stein, V. Dobrovolskaya, A. Kurlenkova, L. Torlopova, and A. Frolova.

Funding Information

This research was supported by the following institutions and grants: Russian Foundation for Humanities, https://doi.org/10.13039/100009094 [grant 16-01-00145]


Nosenko-Stein, E.E. 2018. Antropologiia invalidnosti: problemy i zadachi [Anthropology of Disability: Problems and Goals]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 1: 5-11. https://doi.org/10.7868/S0869541518010013

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